Frequently Asked Questions: Mindful Breathing
Mindful Breathing
Posted Jon Gaglione on 04 July 2017 10:42 AM

The total number of cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17 in the UK was 526,000. A simple way to bring a pause to stress and anxiety and actually improve our mental state is mindful breathing, which aims at slowing the rate of your breathing pattern, ultimately reducing stress.

 

Tap on the "plus" icon and select the yellow icon, this will take you to the "Mindful Breathing" feature. Tap and hold on the yellow button and follow the animation breathing in as the circle expands and breathing out as it shrinks. Your daily goal is to log 5 minutes of mindful breathing (more or less 30 breaths) a day.

 

Entering this simple routine can help decrease anxiety and depression, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, increase energy, improve memory and concentration, strengthen the immune system and create the conditions for more empathy and compassion. 


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